ST. LOUIS, Mo. (April 1, 2015)—The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a scientific opinion on Novus International's CIBENZA® EP150 feed additive as a zootechnical feed additive. The authority has concluded the product is safe for target animals, consumers and the environment. It is also effective to enhance the performance of chickens for fattening, chickens reared for laying and other avian species used for meat production, when a reduced protein diet is provided.
CIBENZA® EP150 is a feed additive containing a protease enzyme produced by fermentation of a single strain of naturally-occurring Bacillus licheniformis in combination with spores of the production strain. Formulating diets with CIBENZA® EP150 will allow producers to enhance the digestibility of a broad range of protein sources, thereby allowing flexibility in their utilization and reduction of dietary protein level.
“The positive conclusions from EFSA on CIBENZA® EP150 demonstrate Novus´s innovation capabilities and confirm its commitment to delivering solutions for sustainable animal production,” commented Uwe Ranft, Area General Manager, Europe & Middle East at Novus.
Following EFSA’s scientific opinion, final EU registration for CIBENZA® EP150 is anticipated in the coming months. The opinion is accessible via: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/4055.pdf
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
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